- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a former New Jersey police officer charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter in a fatal wrong-way crash in New York wants to suppress blood test results.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/29Y5whD ) attorney Mario Gallucci filed the motion Thursday, saying the first officer at the crash reported he didn’t smell alcohol from Pedro Abad and police may not have given that information to a judge before he signed a warrant permitting officers to take the blood sample.

Prosecutors say Abad was drinking at a Staten Island strip club before his vehicle collided head-on into a tractor-trailer, killing a fellow Linden police officer and another man. Authorities say Abad had a blood-alcohol level three-times the legal limit.

He has pleaded not guilty and alleges the dancers may have drugged him.

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